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Dec 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
and the gunman was identified 11:28, ryan lanza. we are told a dozen law officials are searching his home to see what is inside of the home dealing with ryan lanza. we found out through c nn that lanza had two weapons on his body and some kind of armor that was found and the school is being searched. let's go with more information about this and let's go to rob in the newsroom. rob. >> the tragedy is still under folding from sandy hook elementary school. less than an hour ago, the students are secured and no danger to the public. several news agencies, the associated press are reporting 27 people killed. the gunman is dead, ryan lanza, we are learning within the hour he is 24 years old and his mother works at the school and among the dead. lanza was dressed in black and may have had a 222 caliber rifle. >> the shooter is deceased. there's a great deal of work to be undertaken immediately upon locating the shooter and there's a great deal of search warrant activity and law enforcement activity in and out of state. >> parents were frantic as they received the news and headed for the school, one st
Dec 17, 2012 6:30pm EST
-old adam lanza launched his massacre at home. officials say lanza shot his mother nancy multiple times, killing her in her bed. lanza then took four guns-- legally registered to his mother-- and drove this black honda to sandy hook elementary school about five miles away. students there had finished reciting the pledge of allegiance and the building's doors had been locked. then, around 9:30 friday morning staffers in the front office heard popping noises. police say those were likely sounds of lanza shooting out the glass of one of the school doors. lanza entered the building carrying a bush master a.r.-15 assault rival with two sum automatic handguns inside the pockets of his military style cargo pants. police say he was also carrying hundreds of rounds of ammunition in multiple magazines. there were more popping sounds. someone in the front office keyed the mike phone on the school's public address system in a frantic attempt to sound the warning. as the gunfire continued, 911 calls were made. and just before 9:36, a police dispatcher radioed the first alert. >> reporter: the precis
Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
by 20-year-old adam lanza. police have also released the names of those killed, eight boys, 12 girls, between the ages of 6 and 7. all were first graders. six adults at the school were also murdered, and investigators say they now have some very good evidence explaining what wasde . we have a team of cbs news correspondents and producers on this still-developing story. we begin with margaret brennan here in newtown. >> reporter: gflg, jim. and the bodies of those 12 girls, eight boys, and six adult women killed right here in the sandy hook shooting yesterday are being returned to their families tonight, more than 24 hour after the brutal mass six-year-old emilie parker and jesse lewis. tomorrow, the medical examiner will conduct autopsies on adam lanza and his mother. and the families will begin the process of laying their loved ones to rest. jim. >> axelrod: margaret, thank you. it is still unclear what if any connection the gunman's mother had to the school. but we do know the weapons adam lanza used to kill his victims came from her home. bob orr is in washington with more on the
Dec 16, 2012 11:30am PST
are expected to be held this week. >>> the suspected gunman's father, peter lanza, is expressing condolences to the victim's families. released a statement saying quote, we're in a state of disbelief. trying to find whatever answers we can. we, too, are asking why. we've cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so we're saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired. we're going to go to don lemon in newtown. so much going on. so difficult, even for the father to have to put in context that allegedly his son is the one who caused so much grief and so much pain for all of these families, targeting an elementary school. >> yeah, it's unbelievable. it's really unbearable to think about, deb, a son getting guns from his own home and going on a killing rampage. our brian todd who went out and spoke with some people who know the shooting suspect. >> his motive for this unspeakable act is still not clear. law enforcement officials say. and in digging for details about shooter adam lanza and his family. accounts emerge that are still confusing, sometimes conflicti
Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
that police have now identified a school shooter as adam lanza. a shooter who killed 26 people today at the sandy hook elementary school here in this small connecticut town. 20 children were killed. 18 of them were pronounced dead right at the scene of the school. two of them were rushed to the hospital, hoping that they could save them. those children died at the hospital. six adults at the school were also shot dead. and they died at the scene as well. nancy lanza, a teacher at the school and a mother of the suspected shooter, was also killed. but she was found dead in her son's home in newtown. adam lanza, the 24-year-old brother ryan lanza, was taken into police custody. ryan lanza taken into police custody for questioning in hoboken, new jersey, earlier today. officials had not labeled him a suspect. but he was taken away in handcuffs. his brother adam died at the scene. but police are not saying at this point if he killed himself. police did say that they did not discharge any of their weapons and yet he was dead on the scene. law enforcement sources also telling cnn that the s
Dec 18, 2012 9:00am PST
having problems, including adam lanza but says he never thought of lanza as a threat. ashleigh, tell us about the emotion that you are seeing. obviously, a lot of people who are -- they are burying their dead. at same time, trying to move on and give their other children a sense of hope in this community. >> one of the things i've been noticing surrounding communities, people from surrounding communities have been coming here to pay their respects, just to be a part of it somehow, show they are with the people of newtown and they support them in their grief. it's almost unbelievable the number of people with tears in their eyes just walking down the street. you can't walk anywhere near i am without encountering someone with a child or two adults walking hand in hand, crying, because they've just dropped off flags or teddy bears or candles or origami or some christmas ornament with the name of a child. we all know it's okay to be walking done street crying. everyone seems to understand. that's what this is all. and i just want to let you know also, there's a cafe i've been frequenting an
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
connecticut shooter adam lanza. his relationship with his estranged father and his mother's pesky alimony check. >>> more and more gun advocates changing their mind. >>> all that, plus comfort guards in newtown. obama and boehner wheel and deal. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, december 18th, 2012. >>> good morning, this morning, we're learning more about adam lanza, the troubled 20-year-old who took the lives of 27 people last week including new details with his relationship with parents. adam's parents separated in 2001 and later separated in 2009. they said peter lanza cut off visiting adam around 2010. that was around the time that peter lanza began dating his new wife. peter lanza paid his ex-wife nancy just under $200,000 in alimony in 2012. friends say nancy lanza had not been working in recent years. adam lanza had, quote, no connections to the school where the massacre occurred. >>> students are returning to school this morning for the first time since the shooting massacre. meanwhile, more families will hold funerals. nbc's danielle leigh joins us. >> reporter: g
Dec 16, 2012 8:00pm PST
the school, along with six adult women.authorities say 20- year-old adam lanza blasted his way into the building with a high-powered rifle and fired hundreds of bullets in a rampage that claimed the lives of students, teachers and the principal. he then killed himself. lanza's mother nancy was found dead in their home.. investigators continue to comb both crime scenes for answers. >> we are using every single resource and our goal is to paint a complete picture. so that we all know and so the public knows exactly what happened. but this small new england town will never be the same. connecticut's governor shared more detailed information about what he learned from investigators on how the gunman entered the school on friday. and what they believe led up to the gunman's final moments. hama >> "he shot his way into the school. the school was locked. he used a weapon to walked in. stephanopoulos: 'he blasted right through it?' with several rounds.a number of rounds. he discharged to make an opening and then went through it. went to the first classroom, as you know, went to the sec
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Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
.s. officials is that the shooter is 20-year-old adam lanza. there was confusion earlier because he may have been carrying his elder brother, ryan lanza's i.d., his elder brother is 24. he's in custody. he's helping the f.b.i. with their questions, apparently being very cooperative. not a suspect in any way. but the shooter, we're told, this 20-year-old adam lanza. according to rick leventhal, who has been leading much of the reporting today on this, adam lanza woke thumb morning at his mother's home, shot her in the face and then came to this school. imagine the scene right now in sandy hook elementary. though the bodies of the children, many of them still there, we are told, and the difficulties are caught in identifying it, the only way because these kids obviously don't carry i.d., is for the parents to actually identify the bodies themselves. governor malloy talked about that difficult process earlier today. listen. >> our police personnel and others are doing the utmost to clear this situation as soon as possible to return these children to their parents or these loved ones to their fe
Dec 16, 2012 10:00pm PST
children. sources say, the shooter, adam lanza, shot his mother four times in the head, as she lay sleeping. computers in the home and their hard drives were found smashed. lanza then drove not school and forced his way in by shooting out a window. within minutes he shot and killed 20 children and six adults. as police closed in, lanza shot himself. >> earlier tonight, president obama attended a memorial in newtown and mourned with the community. mr. obama arrived an hour before the service began to meet privately with family members of those skilled in the massacre. at the memorial, the president offered the nations's condolences. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of the nation. i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depth of your sorrow, 94 can they heal your wounded hearts. as a community you've inspired us, newtown, in the face of in desirable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil. you've looked out for each other. you've cared for one another. >> the president ended his speech by reis theing the names of all 20 of the children killed. >> earlier in the day many
Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
emerge this morning about connecticut shooter adam lanza. his relationship with his estranged father and his mother's pesky alimony check. >>> gun sales may be on the rise in the wake of sandy hook as more and more gun advocates changing their mind. >>> all that, plus comfort dogs in newtown, obama and boehner wheel and deal. >>> good morning. this morning we're learning more about adam lanza, the troubled 20-year-old who took the lives of 27 people last week including new details with his relationship with parents. adam's parents separated in 2001 and later divorced in 2009. though they shared custody, peter lanza said adam lanza stopped visiting him and cut off all conversation with him in 2010. that was around the time that peter lanza began dating his new wife. according to divoce documents obtained by nbc news, peter lanza paid his ex-wife nancy just under $200,000 in alimony in 2012. friends say nancy lanza had not been working in recent years. the "new york times" is reporting adam lanza had, quote, no connections to the school where friday's massacre occurred. >>> students in
Dec 15, 2012 3:00pm PST
, but he is twenty-year-old adam lanza, and we're learning today more on how vicious the attacks were. this information coming to us from the chief medical examiner. >> all the wounds that i know of at this point were caused by the weapon. i only did seven of the autopsies. the victims i had ranged from three to eleven, and i only saw two of them with close range shooting. this is a sample, i really don't have more information. the bullets are designed in such a fashion that the energy -- this is very clinical, i shouldn't be saying this. but the energy deposited in the tissue, so the bullet stays in. >> reporter: now the long weapon that the chief medical examiner referred to is one of the three guns that our sources tell us were found next to the shooter in the classroom. you'll remember those three, two of them handguns, and the third a longgun, that we have come to know as a semiautomatic called a bushwhacker, now -- i'm sorry -- i understand there may be a technical problem. >> susan i'm going to interrupt you for a moment. because the brother of nancy lanza, the mother of the sh
Dec 15, 2012 10:00pm PST
: investigators identified the shooter as 20- year-old adam lanza. sources say he attended sandy hook elementary as a child. police say when he returned pride morning he used a rifle to shoot 12 girls, 8 boys and 6 adults multiple times. 27-year-old teacher vicki soto died shielding her students. >> she passed doing something she loved. >> reporter: small memorials like these on barricades block the roadway to the school are popping up all over newtown. people here are grieving and trying to show support any way they can. >> they're just babies, you know. they're just babies. they shouldn't be taken away from their mothers and their fathers. >> reporter: investigators say lanza also killed his mother nancy before taking the gun she kept in the home they shared. police are still gathering evidence. >> did produce a very good evidence in this evidence in this investigation. >> reporter: lanza's father said in a statement his family is heart broken and struggling to make sense of what happened. >> here is more of what adam lanza's father said in the statement. quote, our family is grieving along wi
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
. the shooter, adam lanza, 20 years old. he also shot his mother before coming to the school. some bodies of the children slain are still in the school. others have been removed. and families were notified overnight into the morning. the names of the victims will be released this morning. we're going to show you pictures of the vigil last night. you see the video right there. the churches packed in this small town. people praying and crying over this horrendous loss, a scene of so much grief. my "gma weekend" colleague, dan harris, is right here. you've been here since the beginning yesterday. >> you and i have covered way too many of these disasters. sorry, just when you think the shootings couldn't get worse, just when you think they couldn't get more shocking, along comes adam lanza, who started his day with shooting his mother. and finished by storming that school, where of all the people he shot, only one survived. 9:40 a.m. reports of gunfire at sandy hook elementary. >> sandy hook school. caller is indicating that she thinks there's someone shooting in the building. >> reporter: po
Dec 19, 2012 8:00pm PST
"outfront" starts right now. >>> investigating today did a new sweep of the house where adam lanza and his mother lived. we asked the police chief what he found. what was lanza's state at the time of the shooting. we look at autism and killer's brains as we continue to focus on mental health. >>> and tonight, no deal in washington. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, desperate for answers. investigators spent the day at the home of 20-year-old adam lanza, sweeping the house for evidence of a motive. behind the rampage in which 20 children were killed and seven adults, including his own mother. there are also new details tonight about nancy lanza's whereabouts in the days before the shooting. deborah fayerick is live outside the home tonight. what has happened there tonight and today? >> it's rather remarkable because the major crime squad has been here all day and as we push into the house, lights are on in the top and bottom floor. now, they brought back the mobile crime lab and they're processing this crime scene. investigators have not retrieved any info
Dec 17, 2012 11:35pm PST
rompecabezas sobre adam lanza >>rompe el silencio el representante de la compañia del avion donde murió jenni rivera, dice que el aparato estaba en perfectas condiciónes. >>buenas noches, bienvenidos a noticias univisión. en medio del dolor de un país en que no sale del asombro ante masacre en pequeña escuela de newtown >>arropados por la solidaridad de toda la nación, los padres afrontaron uno de los momentos más difíciles para su vidas >>un dia para que las familias dieran un último adios a las pequeñas víctimas de la masacre en la pequela escuela de sandy huckes >>compañeros de escuela, padres tuvieron la dolorosa mision de enterrar a sus niños >>ha sido una jornada difícil, dolientes han estado trayendo flores y velas >>jack pinto y noa posner, el niño más joven que fue asesinado. >>lacomunidad empieza a despedir a sus muertos, los compañeros de jack pinto le dieron en esta funeraria el último adios >>no hay palabras para describirlo, no puedoa. >>no pensamos que algo así podría suceder aquí en connecticut, no hay palabras para expresar la pena y el dolor >>el niño s
Dec 15, 2012 11:00am PST
lanza, and his family. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good afternoon. we are starting to put together some of the pieces of the p s te puz i will. adam lanza was home schooled. he has been described by students who -- when he did go to school, classmates of him, as very intelligent and as we have often heard in these cases, also described as loner. someone that didn't have a lot of friends. went out of his way not to be noticed, of course, he couldn't have changed that in a more devastating way than he did by going into that elementary school. his aunt, who has not seen him since he was 3 years old, spoke just within the last hour to local reporters in north carolina. here is what she had to say about adam. >> he was different. he was quiet. nice kid. good kid. he was challenging the family in that house. never in trouble with the law. never in trouble with anything. >> she also talked a little bit about adam's mother who, of course, was the first victim in this massacre. we have a picture of her. this is the first time we have been able to see her. the aunt described her as
Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm PST
of the gunman. the suspected gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, searching for evidence. so far, authorities have been unable to retrieve any information from his computer, which was found smashed to pieces in the house he lived in with his mother, nancy. now, investigators have been trying to piece together an explanation for the crucial why, why did he do this, why did he shoot and kill his mother, why did he go to school -- a school that he had no link to and shoot 20 innocent children and six adults. the community is just starting to try to begin to heal. most students began going back to school, trying to go back into a routine today. they went back to school. police were standing guard outside the schools here. but the district superintendent said today that students and teachers from sandy hook elementary will not actually be going back to school until january, after winter break. there were also funerals today for two more 6 year olds. jessica rekos and james mattioli. we'll have more on those memorials later on in our show. first, we wanted to bring you the very latest that we know about
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Dec 15, 2012 6:00am EST
inside yesterday during school identified by today. the killer who carried out the sick triem adam lanza murdered his mother before he came here. most of the deceased were found in two classrooms at a school most parents thought was secure. >> sandy hook school caller is indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. >> we know tlae of the guns used yesterday were legally purchased adam lanza's mother who did become his first victim. adam lanza's father and brother were questioned and cleared yesterday but not clear still is a motive and not easy is trying to deal with what happened in this quiet connecticut town. >> are you trying to find your child? >> no, my girlfriend's daughter who is my baby-sitter. her and my little daughter are like best friends. they told us if you can't find your children they are dead in the building. >> governor dan malloy said evil visited this community yesterday from everything we have heard and seen he was right. back to you in new york. >> peter, before you go there was a report by another media outlet in the 10:00 hour last night that they w
Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm PST
investigaciónes indican que no hay evidencia que alan lanza hubiera practica tiro antes de cometer la masacre >>todos sabíamos que tenia problemas familiares, pero no preguntamos. >>habl un compañero que lo conocía de años >>nadie esta libre de tener un familia que no tenga una capacidad normal mental, entonces hay que monitorearlos, que la haya autoridad pendiente de la salud de estas personas >>el esposo de ady marrero , es policí de escuela, y dice que él mantuvo por 25 años un arma en casa y tenian dos niños pequeños >>el la mantenia bajo llave. >> una serie de interrogantes que aun no se resuelven. >>segun declaraciones de un vecino y la familia, la madre de adam lanza le había comunicado su intencion a su hijo de internarlo en una clinica psiquiatrica el habria reaccionado con violencia y de acusarla que ella quería más a esa clinica que a él, esto podría ser el comienzo de la terrible< y decía que quería más a los niños de la escuela que a él. >>es parte de una teoría, la policía sigue investigando. ha habido rumores ,que la policía ha confirmado o cambiado, son t
Dec 15, 2012 4:00am PST
right now. the shooter, adam lanza, 20 years old. he also shot his mother before coming to the school. the bodies of the children slain were still in the school. and families were notified overnight. the names will be released this morning. you're going to look at stills from the vigil right here in sandty hook last night. a scene of so much unimaginable grief. there they are right there. the families, the communities coming together to pray for their children, those who were lost to remember them. try and comprehend what happened here in newtown, connecticut. my "gma weekend" colleague, dan harris, has been here from the beginning, covering this tragedy. and you watched it unfold through the day yesterday. >> we did. george, just when you thought the mass shootings, just when you thought they wouldn't get worse or more shocking, along comes adam lanza, who began his day by killing his mother, and ended it by storming that school. and of all the people he shot, there was only one survivor. 9:40 a.m., reports of gunfire at sandy hook elementary. >> sandy hook school. caller is indicati
Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
. a computer and hard drive recovered from gunman adam lanza's home were smashed into so many small pieces the f.b.i. lab has been unable to retrieve any useful data. cyber experts are not optimistic. police are searching credit card e-mail, and phone records for lanza and his mother. investigators are also trying to reconstruct lanza's internet searches. but officials say lanza was a socially awkward recluse who had little touch with the outside world and he killed his mother nancy lanza, the one person who knew him best. law enforcement officials say over the past three years his mother bought and registered the three semiautomatic weapons lanza carried with him during his attack at the sandy hook elementary school. sources say a gun trace revealed nancy lanza bought the murder weapon, a bushmaster ar-15, in march 2010. a year later, in march, 2011, she bought a 9 millimeter sig sauer pistol. that gun was found in one of the pockets of lanza's cargo pants. the third gun, the glock 10 millimeter adam lanza used to take his own life, was purchased 11 months ago in january, 2012. lanza didn
Dec 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
of them were children. the gunman is identified as ryan lanza. he is dead. we don't know yet how he died. the police say he died in the school. he was in his early 20s, perhaps 24 years old, originally from the newtown area. lanza's mother was a teacher at this elementary school and most of the shootings occured in her classroom. she and some of her students were killed. also, a body was found in a home connected to lanza and the motive for these shootings is not known at this hour. i want to go now to john miller as we are still grappling with this terrible tragedy which i think melissa mackriss, a mother put it so well. this is a parents' worst nightmare. certainly parents of those school children who heard this news rushed to the school, many of them reunited with their children but some parents learned the very sad news that their children had been killed and have been with the governor of connecticut and others who are speaking with them. i know you've been speaking with your law enforcement sources. describe what's going on at this moment as they are trying to find more information
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
: this afternoon investigators towed away a black honda sick, the vehicle lanza drove to the school it was registered to his mother nancy, lanza's first victim. the police now say she was shot four times in the head as she slept. investigators described nancy lanza as demanding, a gun enthusiast who pressed her two boys hard, even at the range where she taught them to shoot. adam lanza, investigators say, was heavily armed when he arrived at the school. >> high capacity pag for the rifle, right, and multiple magazines for the rifle, and multiple magazines for both handguns. >> reporter: only the quick response of two policemen prevented even more carnage. when lanza saw them he ducked into a room and killed himself. in this town where angels now mark the roads, funerals will begin for the victims of adam lanza like six-year-old jessica recognizeous who loved horses and had just asked santa for new cow girl boots and a cow girl hat. among the first funerals set for tomorrow will be the one for six-year-old noah pozner. noah's twin sister ariel was also at sandy hook elementary last w
Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
seth talked to a former classmate and a babysitter who says that adam lanza's mother gave him an odd warning about her son. >> what kind of kid was adam lanza as a classmate? >> just quiet. >> she remembers adam lanza from german class. >> on one side he did something unspeakable. while on the other that's not how i remember him. i remember him as a nice kid that i sat near in class. and we joked. he'd laugh. you know. that kind of thing. >> it was the spring of 2009 and the two were enrolled at western connecticut state university while lanza buzz in high school. >> we were hanging out outside of class and we were like do you want to grab a drink with us. and he said i can't i'm 17. >> he took seven college level courses between 2008 and 2009. he received several a's in computer classes and also one in american history. his over all gpa was 3.26. she remembers meeting adam's mother. >> said he was sick and asked where the classroom was. when we walked in she was getting his assignments from the teacher. >> nancy lanza's friends mark and louise told scott on 60 minutes that she told
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
drive recovered from adam lanza's home, the fbi has been unable to get any data. experts are not optimistic. they are searching credit card, e-mail and phone records for lanza and his mother and trying to reconstruct lanza's internet searches. but officials say lanza was a socially awkward recluse who had little touch with the outside world and he killed the one person who knew him best. his mother. sources say a gun trace revealed nancy lanza bought the web in march of 2010. a year later in 2011, she purchased the sig sauer pistol that was found in one of the pockets of lanza's cargo pants. the other weapon, a glock used to take lanza's life was purchased 11 months ago in january 2012. some retailers have stopped selling or promoting semiautomatic rifles in the wake of the tragedy. dick's sporting goods has pulled them from stores nationwide and wal-mart has taken down a wal-mart add for the bushmaster ar15 that was used friday. the nra said "meaningful contributions to stop fur tragedies." >>> california is no longer invested in assault rifles. illegal to either have or
Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
in the last ten years." police say 20-year-old adam lanza, seen here in a photo from 2005.killed his mother in her newtown home, then forced his way into the school friday, and opened fire, killing children and adults. lanza's aunt says she never imagined he could do such a thing. he was different, he was quiet, nice kid, good kid. in a statement, lanza's family says they share the grief of the community and the nation. for the first time, we are family of the suspected gunman behind the sandy hook elementary school massacre. adam lanza's aunt described him to reporters at her home in illinois. >> i know she had issues with school, she eventually wound up homeschooling him, she battled with the school district, in what capacity i'm not 100% certain, if it was behavior, if it was learning disabilities, i really don't know but he was a very very bright boy, he was smart. >> the police investigation continues they are finding very good evidence that the school and at the mother's home the plan on being on campus for a least one more day. ford least possibly two more days >>this just in to the
Dec 15, 2012 9:00am PST
. >> the woman that vance was referring to, nancy lanza, the mother of the shooter identified as 20-year-old adam lanza. police have described what they call good evidence but they are not releasing that information, at least not yet. school employees who were inside the school during the shooting are starting to come forward to describe their harrowing ordeal. earlier this morning the school librarian who worked at the school talked about the school's principal, one of the victims in this tragedy. >> she wasn't in her office. she was in a meeting. he went through the front door, if you go in the front door the office is in front of you. he went by the first-class room and the next two classrooms is where the shootings took place. she was in a meeting, i heard, across the hallway and she must have come out and confronted him on his way down the hallway. the school psychologist, mary sherlach was killed. >> what can you tell us about the reaction of some of the teachers and protecting their children? >> i think everybody does what they have to do when they are confronted with a situation like that
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Dec 14, 2012 2:00pm PST
as classes got underway. federal law enforcement officers are telling fox news that adam lanza was found dead at the scene. his brother is in custody in hoboken, new jersey. their mother found dead at her house in connecticut. the f.b.i. confirms two pistols and m-4 rifle found at the scene. police have been updating through the day. and much of the information has been changing frankly. three people rushed to the hospital, teacher and two children are all expected to be okay. the teacher was shot in the leg and the foot and the other children suffered nonlife threatening injury. get to scene with rick leventhal who is there and has been throughout the day. rick, describe what is going on there now. >> well, john, we had another briefing from the state police regarding what they can tell us, what they are comfortable sharing with us at this hour. remember the shooting was less than eight hours ago. the information has been changing throughout the day. but what we know now is they got a 911 call from the school, just after 9:30 this morning. newtown, connecticut police officers went to the sch
Dec 18, 2012 2:35am EST
and prayers" and then signed his name. >>> and the aunt of gunman adam lanza is fearing for the safety of her family. marsha lanza has three sons and says they are heart broken over the shootings. she also says the tragedy has brought shame to the family. lanza says she had not seen her nephew since he was 3 years old and she's worried about possible repercussions that her two youngest sons may face at school. >> we had nothing to do with it. yes, we're related, but my boys, my three younger boys did not know their cousins. >> she also says she has not heard from the gunman's father, peter lanza, about funeral arrangements. >>> in light of the tragedy, gun control is once again a hot topic for public debate right now. a new abc news poll found that 54% of americans favor stricter gun control laws, and more than half say the shooting reflects broader problems in our society, not just one troubled person. west virginia's democratic senator is a staunch gun rights advocate, said the shooting may be the tipping point. >> i don't know anyone in the sporting on hunting arena that goes out with an a
Dec 15, 2012 3:00am PST
about the man who police say was the shooter. he is 20-year-old adam lanza. last night, our piers morgan got insight on lanza from a former classmate. >> he was really quiet, he kept to himself. he was a little fidgety, a little uneasy sometimes if you were to look at him. i think he was just socially not really into going out there and making as many friends as everyone else was doing in elementary school and middle school. preferred to stay to himself. >> reporter: adam lanza's body was found in the school. his mother's body was found at the home they shared about 2 1/2 miles from here. that is where our mary snow is standing by this morning. mary, the area that you are in, big houses, it's a prosperous area, a quiet area. there aren't even street lights around you. the only lights you've got are the ones provided by our lights. this is not something that area's used to. what do we know now about the area and adam lanza? >> yeah, ali, we -- it's believed he did live with his mother and that house is behind me on this quiet road which is now closed off by police, and, of course, as you
Dec 15, 2012 2:00pm PST
're also learning more about the family of the shooter, adam lanza. cnn's ali velshi has been talking to neighbors, people who knew this 20-year-old. he's joining us now. ali, what are you hearing? >> reporter: wolf, more questions come out every time we try and find more information. you can't see the house, it's behind me, behind that police car you see. that's cordoned off, still a crime scene. police say they have found it quite fruitful what they have found in here. what we know about nancy lanza, she lived alone with adam lanza. the family lived alone since 1998, the whole family, nancy lanza, the husband peter lanza, the son ryan, 24 years old, and adam, who was 20 years old. what happened is peter lanza left the house at some point a few years ago when they divorced. he doesn't live here anymore. ryan lanza, who is 24 years old, went off to work. he lived in hoboken, new jersey. we saw he was taken in for questioning yesterday. that left adam and nancy back here. nancy lanza worked in finance in boston and here in connecticut for some years. but recently she has left work. we
Dec 14, 2012 11:00am PST
now? >> from three sources is ryan l lanza. the records match. i think the age of the producer told me was 23. so, you know, we're out. we have crews on the way. mark santea and thompson heading to new jersey to the suspect's home. where we'll learn more so again this is all from one law enforcement source. it is a very good source but i just want to -- >> all right. we were listening there, again, to the chief investigative reporter with wnbc. the suspect's name at this point we can go ahead and tell you, ryan lanza. he is 24 years old. again, according to jonathan deantz there, a body was found in hoboken, new jersey. that body at this point, it appears as if, it appears as if it would be the body of his father in new jersey. his mother was a teacher at the school. sandy hook elementary school and that this point it appears as if he focused on one classroom in that school. we do not -- we do not know whether it was his mother's classroom but we do know that his mom, according to wnbc, his mom a teacher at newtown elementary school. the body of his father found earlier at a home in ho
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